THE COLOSSI OF MEMNON
The colossi of
Memnon known as the singing statues otherwise the vocal Memnon are two enormous
twin statues (18 meters) symbolizing
the Pharaoh Amenhotep III. They are situated on the western side of the Nile in
Luxor. You may also find his mother Mutemwiya and his wife Tiy sculptures
alongside these huge statues, but they are not as significant as the twin statues. Due to the environment
and other natural hazards, the statues are in a very terrible condition and their features are not easily recognizable.
numerous trials to renew the two statues during the Roman Empire.
each statue has a different engraving, but they are considered as twin statues.
They were regarded as the
guardians of the entrance to the mortuary temple of Amenhotep where he was worshiped as a god before and after his
death. During this period, it was Egypt's largest complex.